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Jones, Aaron B.; Richardson, Michael J.; Jensen, Bryant T.; Whiting, Erin F. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine any relationships between students' perceptions of the effects of school uniforms and student socioeconomic status. A survey was administered to 182 students in a charter school to gather perception information, and a separate survey was administered to parents to gather socioeconomic status information. An…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Uniforms, Socioeconomic Status, Correlation
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Murphy, Jeremy T. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
In this personal account, the author recounts navigating a school uniform policy as a new teacher in a large public high school in Baltimore. He loosely situates this telling in the recent history of the public school uniform movement, of which Baltimore was central. Writing in an urgent present tense, the author details the many complexities…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, Public Schools, School Policy, Beginning Teachers
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Mutegi, Reuben Gitonga – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This paper examines the actual cost of school uniform by age, gender, class and type of school and how it influences pupils' access to secondary education in Kenya. The study used correlational research design and targeted all the 26 secondary school principals and 23,275 household heads in Tharaka south Sub-county, Kenya. The sample size…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Demand, School Uniforms, Costs
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Mahlangu, Vimbi Petrus – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
The paper highlights the violations of students' human rights in schools. The problem is the incident that took place at a school in Pretoria in 2016 where Black girls protested against the School's Code of Conduct relating to hairstyle. Qualitative approach was used to collect information through a literature review and desk-top research methods.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, School Policy, School Uniforms, Foreign Countries
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McDaniel, Thomas R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
Do school uniforms make a difference in student academic performance, school spirit, discipline, and safety? What are the legal restrictions that bear on the school uniform decision in public schools? Do uniform policies lead to less school violence? Do they impose an economic hardship, outweighing the advantages, on low-income families? The…
Descriptors: School Policy, School Uniforms, Educational History, Legal Responsibility
Messitt, Maggie – Teaching Tolerance, 2013
In the 1999-2000 school year, only about 12 percent of U.S. public schools required their students to wear uniforms. Since then, the number of schools requiring uniforms has risen. Uniform policies are now in place at about a fifth of all public schools in the United States--but do school uniforms really level the playing field? New research has…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Student Behavior, School Uniforms, Low Income Groups
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Cinoglu, Mustafa – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of current school uniform policies according to views of stakeholders. Descriptive case study method was used for this study to understand the concerns of the stakeholders about school uniforms. Data was collected through interviews with stakeholders and also reviewing the documents in TOKI…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Uniforms, School Policy, Case Studies
Walmsley, Angela – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
School uniforms are commonplace in the United Kingdom and seem to help promote students' respect for the teachers, the school, and themselves. Parents like the uniforms because they see it as a less expensive alternative. Teachers say they appreciate school uniforms because they help students focus on school and not each other's clothes. However,…
Descriptors: Poverty Areas, Foreign Countries, School Uniforms, Student Attitudes
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Deane, Samantha – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2015
Through an analysis of school uniform policies and theories of social justice, Samantha Deane argues that school uniforms and their foregoing policies assume that confronting strangers--an imperative of living in a democratic polity--is something that requires seeing sameness instead of recognizing difference. Imbuing schooling with a directive…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, School Policy, Humanism, Dress Codes
Dulin, Charles Dewitt – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact of uniform dress codes on a school's climate for student behavior and learning in four middle schools in North Carolina. The research will compare the perceptions of parents, teachers, and administrators in schools with uniform dress codes against schools without uniform dress codes. This…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, Dress Codes, Middle Schools, Parent Attitudes
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Baumann, Chris; Krskova, Hana – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of school discipline in achieving academic performance. The study aims to clarify the role of permissive "vis-à-vis" authoritative teaching styles with an overarching hypothesis that better discipline leads to better academic performance. The authors also probe whether uniformed…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, Academic Achievement, Discipline Policy, Role
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Weaver, Heather; Proctor, Helen – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
This paper examines Australia's history of uniformed schooling as mediated by its leading mass-market magazine, the "Australian Women's Weekly." This magazine was a significant cultural agent that served as an authority on everything from fashion to schooling, capitalizing on the matter of school dress by running advertisements for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Educational History, Periodicals
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Norrish, Hannah; Farringdon, Fiona; Bulsara, Max; Hands, Beth – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2012
The school setting provides a unique opportunity to promote physical activity in children by ensuring adequate time, appropriate facilities and education guidance is offered. However school uniform design could also limit physical activity. A repeated measures crossover design was used to compare school recess and lunchtime physical activity over…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Males
Chime, Emmanuel Onoh – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine educators' perceptions regarding the effects of school uniforms on school climate in a selected metropolitan disciplinary alternative education program. More specifically, this study investigated the influence of the variables group status, gender, ethnicity, age and years of experience on the perceptions…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Correlation, School Uniforms, Educational Environment
Sowell, Russell Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This causal-comparative study examined the relationship of school uniforms to attendance, academic achievement, and discipline referral rates, using data collected from two high schools in rural southwest Georgia county school systems, one with a uniforms program and one without a uniforms program. After accounting for race and students with…
Descriptors: Attendance, Discipline, Comparative Analysis, County School Districts
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